Thursday, July 28, 2011

Growth in software patents draws mixed reactions

A story from National Public Radio looks at the issue of patents in the software industry and the growing number of lawsuits being filed by so-called "patent trolls," which amass patents and then demand companies license the technology. Many of these patents are so broad, engineers say, that everyone's guilty of infringement. And computer programmers and enterpenuers say the practice is hindering innovation.

Read the full story here.